Develop Croydon Conference - 21st November 2017


Full details of Selhurst Park redevelopment revealed to the public

Croydon Council have made the full details of Crystal Palace’s proposed redevelopment of Selhurst Park available to the public.

The Premier League club have submitted planning application to build a massive new Main Stand – increasing the overall capacity from 26,000 to 34,000.

As well as the extra seating, improvements will be made to the whole of the stadium with premium hospitality and entertainment facilities installed for more than 2,500 supporters, a new club museum and added community facilities.

It is estimated the redevelopment will bring in an extra 700 matchday jobs.

To combat the additional supporters coming to the ground, a controlled parking zone has been proposed on the streets around the stadium on a matchday – with the club providing the required funds to the council.

The application states: “The proportion of car bourne journeys is relatively high and this manifests as additional parked cars on the surrounding residential streets.

“Consequently, the club proposes to facilitate the introduction of a controlled parking zone.”

Another plan to help alleviate the traffic issues on matchdays, is to incentivise fans to travel to the stadium by public transport, bike or car sharing.

“Car sharing will be promoted to staff and supporters to minimise the number of car trips to and from the site,” reads the planning application document.

“Information will be provided in staff welcome packs and given to supporters and visitors via the CPFC website, social media and by email.

“Cycle parking will be provided on site as part of the expansion, whilst cycle training and maintenance could be made available to staff at the stadium to encourage active and sustainable travel on match days.

“Electric vehicle charging points will also be made available to staff and supporters.”

You can submit your comments to the council here.